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Vucic and Zaev agree on “5 points” in “long and open” call (B92)

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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev today had “a long and open” telephone conversation, it has been announced. They considered “all the newly-created circumstances.” A joint statement said that the Serbian president and Macedonian prime minister reached agreement on five points, cited as follows: Full statement is available on the link […]

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Serb candidates for the upcoming local elections in Kosovo (Serbian media)

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The Serbian List submitted its list for mayors and councillors for the upcoming local elections in Kosovo scheduled for 22 October. The candidate of the Serbian List for the mayor of the municipality of Gračanica/Graqanicë is Srđan Popović, the deputy in the previous convocation of the assembly. Former Mayors – Bratislav Nikolić, Gradimir Mikić, Svetislav […]

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“Terrorists can reach Europe from Balkans within hours” (B92)

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A former chief of the Czech Army has warned that the EU is not paying attention to the Western Balkans – and is thus allow “terrorists to rest in the region.” “We are dealing with an entirely different part of Europe, that is, Western and Central Europe, and we have stopped paying attention to the […]

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Haradinaj: We are trying to find a formula for sustainable institutions (media)

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Ramush Haradinaj, candidate for Prime Minister from the PDK-AAK-NISMA coalition, posted on Facebook today saying that he is “searching for a formula for sustainable government institutions”. “It is time for political parties and their leaders to reflect and accept the game rules laid out by the Constitution and the Constitutional Framework and unblock the country. […]

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Thaci: The fate of the missing should not be politicized (RTK)

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The President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, said that delay on shedding light on the missing persons is unacceptable. “I was and will remain engaged on the issue of the missing in order for it to conclude soon and in a fair manner. I will personally engage to shed light on the fate of the missing […]

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“Rexhepi knew to honestly talk to Serbs” (KIM Radio)

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“At the times when it was unthinkable, Rexhepi was able to talk to the Serb political representatives,” said Rada Trajkovic, to RTV KIM. Although, they used to clash due to different political stances, Trajkovic, leader of the European Movement, said the death of Bajram Rexhepi is a loss to her. Trajkovic also recalled that Bajram […]

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Matoshi: We have no decision against PAN (RTK)

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The fate of the agreement with the PAN coalition, on election of the Assembly President and creation of the government, depends on the leader of the Alliance for New Kosovo (AKR), Behxhet Pacolli. The AKR leadership and its MPs could not find a solution to unblock the institutions, as authorized on Sunday by the steering […]

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Made in Kosovo: when organic hits a ceiling (UNDP Eurasia)

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In 1998, Štrpce/Shtërpcë, in southern Kosovo*, saw the arrival of 900 displaced Kosovo Serbs and refugees from Croatia. Two decades on, the town is peaceful and well-integrated. And the area around it has become a virtual breadbasket. It boasts intensely flavored raspberries, fine goat cheese, a nascent pork industry, and delicacies like honey and fresh […]

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Russian journalists arrested in Kosovo (RTV Puls)

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Members of the Kosovo police arrested today, around 11.30, on the Partes-Gnjilane way, a group of Russian journalists, RTV Puls reported. Arrested persons are Juri Georgievich, journalist from Latvia, Robion Denisov and his wife Vera, both from Estonia. Kosovo police representative for Gnjilane region, Shaban Azizi confirmed the arrest. “The police had brought in a […]

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Djuric: Serbia will never recognize Kosovo independence (TV Most)

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The Serbian Government Office for Kosovo Director, Marko Djuric said to the Kosovo Dialogue Minister Edita Tahiri “to stop the mantra on the necessity of Serbia to recognize unilaterally declared independence of Kosovo and Metohija, as it will never happen,” TV Most reported. Djuric further said “it is an absurd that Mrs. Tahiri, who is […]

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Bahtiri: This is our decision on coalition with PAN (Indeksonline)

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Agim Bahtiri, deputy leader of the Pacolli-led New Kosovo Alliance (AKR), posted on his Facebook account about the meeting of the party’s chairmanship on Tuesday evening. “I want to inform you that the AKR decided last night not to enter into a coalition with PAN [PDK-AAK-NISMA coalition],” Bahtiri wrote.

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UNMIK Headlines 23 August

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• Pacolli returns to the party that “strangled” him (Koha)
• Hoxhaj: New government could review demarcation deal (Koha)
• Vucic: I once told Edita Tahiri “leave the room” (RTK)
• McAllister: A legally binding agreement between Kosovo and Serbia (DW)
• Agreement on division of ministries (Zeri)
• Vetevendosje activists released from detention and house arrest (Zeri)
• EU calls for calm after FYROM, Serbia diplomatic incident (Kallxo.com)

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